We would like to introduce Samantha from Samantha's Stylz. Samantha is our very first American Embroider Buddy® Ambassador. We think she’s great!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Samantha: I am a full time working mamma. I work in the pharmaceutical industry but my passion is sewing. In the past, I have only sewn for friends and family but with their love and support and with a 5-month old son I bravely opened my Etsy business. I don’t remember how I found Embroider Buddy but man am I glad I did!!! I love doing them and they are such fun and unique gifts!! In the 10 short months I have been doing this I have done over 100 of them!!
Who is your favourite Embroider Buddy® stuffed animal? Why?
Samantha: If I have to pick just one favourite EB, it would have to be Mason Buddy Moose. There is just something about the antlers I love. My son has a Jumbo Mason and he loves to walk around hugging him!! But I love Gerry, Elford and Rory, those big paws, and really ALL the Classics are so upscale!!!
What would you want to see added to the collection?
Samantha: I would love to see a Hippo or a Duck. Maybe more sea creatures, for example an octopus would be great for little fingers to grab onto!!!!
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Thank you so much for Featuring my work. I LOVE all of the EBs so much!!!
It’s our pleasure! You are doing a great job!
I have a 16″ EB lamb that I have made a design for.
My design is 6″ x 5″.
I can’t get my 5×7 hoop over the belly.
What is the largest hoop size that can be used?
I do not have a square hoop.
It looks like some of your designs are large too. How do you do it?
I have never actually used a 5×7 hoop with the 16″ EBs but I have heard of it being used. I have a 5.5″ square Mighty hoop that I generally use for all the 16″ (for use with multi needles one I believe)
If you have a single needle I would stick to the 4×4 frame for best results. That is how i started. The key is to just try to use every inch of space!!
If you have fast frames (again Multi needle) then I use the hoop that is about 5×4″. Or I use to use the 6″ curved cap frame with the classic collection!
I hope that helps a bit!! Let me know if I can help any more!!